Tedy Bruschi By Jack Brand Tedy’s Childhood • Tedy was born on June 9, 1973 and he grew up in San Francisco CA. • When Tedy was only five his parents divorced and he lived with his mom and his brother and sister. • He was teased because of his ethnic background, Filipino and Italian, it’s a unusual combination. His Football Career • Tedy was drafted by the Patriots in 1996. • In 2001 he won the super bowl and two more times in 2003 and in 2004. • He’s played in a pro bowl. • Days after the 2005 pro bowl he had a stroke and thought he was going to retire. His Return • One day his brother Tony called and said he could play again, but it was a hard decision. • Eight months after he had a stroke Tedy played in his first football game again.